Product Type: Home-tek heaters
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Homebase 2KW Convector Heater
Member Name: Abski2001
Homebase 2KW Convector Heater
Advantages: Simple and effective heater
Disadvantages: A bit too lightweight for my liking
This Homebase 2kw convection heater is my main source of warmth at work over the cold months as our 'central heating' system is not exactly efficient or suitable for coping with Scottish winters! Luckily this year so far (fingers crossed) has been quite a mild one and as such I haven't had to have it on too often for which I am sure my employer will thank me for when the next electricity bill comes in.
The heater is very inoffensive looking, being an overall matt white colour with black enforced plastic feet and edging to the top of the heater. The main unit is steel and hollow inside, the top of the heater has a grill to let the heat escape and you can see the inside elements through this.
The heaters dimensions are 62.5cm height, 14cm width and 44cm depth. It does not feel or look the most sturdy piece of equipment but for the money it is great (£24.99 at the time of writing at Homebase). This heater can be either free-standing or fixed/mounted to a wall and so is quite versatile. It is very lightweight and so easily portable to different rooms or areas in the house with built in carry handles in the sides.
The heater is very simple to assemble and run and is plugged into a standard power supply. There are three heat setting options, being 750w, 1250w and a maximum of 2000w which is easy enough to set via switches on one side of the heater which light up when set. There is also a thermostatic control which you turn from minimum to maximum temperature, working in a large draughty office I leave this on high.
When first turned on the heater gives off a slight smell of burning, but this soon subsides and it heats up almost automatically so great when you want a quick burst of heat in a room. The warmth off this heater is really good, on the highest setting you can really feel the benefit, though I find the heat tends to simply travel up through the vents and keep travelling up and with large rooms and high ceilings you don't get a huge amount of intense heat coming back to you.
The Heat output is stated to be 7000 BTUs per hour. The heater unit gets very hot and so you must avoid touching the steel on it and likewise not cover the heat vents or risk a potential fire. There is no noise from this heater during use.
This is a great little convection heater for the price (£24.99) and I couldn't cope without it by my desk at work. It is extremely simple to use and effective hence four out of five stars.
Summary: A perfectly good and reasonably priced portable heater for the chilly months
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